Monday, August 29, 2011

curried red snapper

well, hello! though the posts have slowed down, the cooking has not. since i don't eat red meat, we have the potential of going stir-crazy on chicken in our house. so i try to bring fish into our menu as often as possible. this is a really simple recipe i found on that's very tasty. it calls for red snapper, but you could use cod, flounder or tilapia fillets, too. and if you need to make it gluten-free, try subbing cornstarch in for the flour to thicken. enjoy!

curried red snapper
1 lb. red snapper fillets
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 T. butter
1 T. curry powder
1/2 t. salt
4 T. milk
2 t. flour or 1 t. cornstarch (or more, to thicken)

place fish in greased 9x13" cooking pan. in skillet, sauté onions, celery and butter until tender; add salt and curry, mix. stir in milk and flour. spread curry mix over fish and bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Monday, August 8, 2011

baby food

i haven't updated the blog in a month or so because a good portion of the food i've been making has been baby food. i thought i could share a few ideas on that front since making your own baby food is a healthy, cheaper way to feed your kiddo. i'm not going to rewrite a baby food book or blog, and the instructions for all baby food are basically "cook til soft, purée, serve". to store it (after puréeing), i poured the food into ice cube trays, froze it, and then stored it in zip-top bags in the freezer. here are just a few ideas of great foods for baby.

baby food
sweet potato (with cinnamon and nutmeg)
green beans (with onion powder)
butternut or banana squash
carrots (with curry and onion powder)
nectarine, banana, mango
blueberry, mango, spinach, kiwi, banana
plum, banana, blueberry
cottage cheese
tofu (mixed in with any other food)